Archive for June 26th, 2009

Lust is selfish

          and has its roots in satan.


                    Love is selfless

                              and has its source in the Savior.


            – eab, 6/14/09  

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Define this thing called talent.

Describe its dimensions please.

Does it come in large and small sizes?

Like holes in Swiss-like cheese.


God gives to each man one.

But what if He gave him two?

Or three or half a dozen –

Sorting’s a job to do.


What if the talents seem to counter?

If they both cannot be done,

Yet both were given by God –

Both have a right to run. 

          – eab, 6/84 

Penned while pastoring Christ Church – Bible Methodist, Friendsville, TN.

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“How Gentle God’s Commands”


How gentle God’s commands,
How kind His precepts are!
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord,
And trust His constant care.


Beneath His watchful eye
His saints securely dwell;
That hand which bears all nature up
Shall guide His children well.


Why should this anxious load
Press down your weary mind?
Haste to your Heavenly Father’s throne,
And sweet refreshment find.


His goodness stands approved,
Down to the present day;
I’ll drop my burden at His feet,
And bear a song away.


Philip Doddridge was born this date, 6/26/1702, in London.  The youngest of twenty (20) children, a Nonconformist, wrote some four hundred (400) Hymns/Gospel Songs.  His book Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul is said to have helped in the conversion of many including the great abolitionist, William Wilberforce.  Doddridge died 10/26/1751 in Portugal.

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